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Is therapy confidential?

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Elena Touroni, consultant psychologist, details how the Chelsea Psychology Clinic follows a strict professional code of ethics concerning patient confidentiality. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com

Video Transcription

All the information that we get from our clients is highly confidential. We all have to abide by a code of ethics of our professional body, which means that all the information that clients disclose to us is confidential to us. We have a conversation with clients about whether they’re happy with us, contacting their GP, and this is something that we would do as a matter of routine, just to let their GP know that they’re seeing somebody for psychological therapy. But if they have any concerns about that, then this is something that they don’t have to agree to do. It’s very much up to the client to decide if there’s anybody at all in terms of a professional that we share any information with. In terms of anybody in the actual client’s life or work environment, we never share any information without the client’s consent. There are times when a client might request us to write a report on their behalf or ask for something that they want that is supportive to them, which we’re always very happy to do. But as a matter of professional code of ethics, every bit of information that we receive from clients is highly confidential to the therapeutic relationship and the sessions.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.